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Rehabilitation for Guillain Barre syndrome: Analysis of the Australian rehabilitation outcomes dataset

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Abstract


  • To examine the outcomes of inpatient rehabilitation for Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) survivors using

    the Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) database. De-identified data from the AROC

    database was analysed for all rehabilitation admissions during 2003 - 2008, using 4 classes for

    functional level. The outcomes included: Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores and FIM

    efficiency, hospital length of stay (LOS) and discharge destination. Of 577 case episodes 58% were

    male, mean age 56.7 years, 91% were discharged to the community and 64.8% (n = 374) were in the

    lowest functional classes (217, 218 and 219). The majority of GBS survivors were treated in the public

    hospital system (434 versus 143), and had a slightly longer LOS compared with patients treated in

    private facilities (30 versus 24 days, p 0.004). The FIM for all classes (216 - 219) showed significant

    functional improvement during the admission (p < 0.000). As expected those in the most functionally

    impaired classes showed most change (FIM change: 10 in class 216, 37 in class 219). FIM efficiency was

    highest in classes 217 and 218. The year -to -year trend was towards reducing hospital LOS however

    this was not significant (p = 0.721). The AROC dataset is a valuable research tool for describing

    rehabilitation outcomes. However more specific information needs to be collected alongside the core

    AROC data to allow more meaningful evaluation of outcomes for GBS rehabilitation.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • F. Khan, T. L. Stevermuer & F. Simmonds, "Rehabilitation for Guillain Barre syndrome: Analysis of the Australian rehabilitation outcomes dataset", Chinese Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research 2 6 (2010) 91-97.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1157&context=ahsri

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/153

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 91

End Page


  • 97

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 6

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  • http://www.academicjournals.org/jcmr/PDF/PDF2010/June/Khan%20et%20al.pdf

Abstract


  • To examine the outcomes of inpatient rehabilitation for Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) survivors using

    the Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) database. De-identified data from the AROC

    database was analysed for all rehabilitation admissions during 2003 - 2008, using 4 classes for

    functional level. The outcomes included: Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores and FIM

    efficiency, hospital length of stay (LOS) and discharge destination. Of 577 case episodes 58% were

    male, mean age 56.7 years, 91% were discharged to the community and 64.8% (n = 374) were in the

    lowest functional classes (217, 218 and 219). The majority of GBS survivors were treated in the public

    hospital system (434 versus 143), and had a slightly longer LOS compared with patients treated in

    private facilities (30 versus 24 days, p 0.004). The FIM for all classes (216 - 219) showed significant

    functional improvement during the admission (p < 0.000). As expected those in the most functionally

    impaired classes showed most change (FIM change: 10 in class 216, 37 in class 219). FIM efficiency was

    highest in classes 217 and 218. The year -to -year trend was towards reducing hospital LOS however

    this was not significant (p = 0.721). The AROC dataset is a valuable research tool for describing

    rehabilitation outcomes. However more specific information needs to be collected alongside the core

    AROC data to allow more meaningful evaluation of outcomes for GBS rehabilitation.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • F. Khan, T. L. Stevermuer & F. Simmonds, "Rehabilitation for Guillain Barre syndrome: Analysis of the Australian rehabilitation outcomes dataset", Chinese Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research 2 6 (2010) 91-97.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1157&context=ahsri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/153

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 91

End Page


  • 97

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.academicjournals.org/jcmr/PDF/PDF2010/June/Khan%20et%20al.pdf